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library making news?
today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new
feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle
customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries
in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be
available for all generations of Kindle devices and free
Kindle reading apps.
Amazon is working with OverDrive, the leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers. Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users.
AIME has changed its name to AISLE and the name of our annual summer workshop has also changed – from Survivor to AISLE Survive! Our 2011 event is titled LOL – Love of Literature. Please join us on Tuesday, June 14th at Ben Davis High School. The cost for members (which includes lunch and continental breakfast) is only $30. Those who are not members of ILF can register for $45. Online registration is now available!
Our focus this year will be on reading, books, literature – the passions that we all share. AISLE is hosting several authors to make this a uniquely special professional development opportunity. Books from these authors will be sold, and there will be author signings, too!
Noted author Anita Silvey will offer our keynote presentation, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book.” Ms. Silvey is the author of many well known books such as "500 Great Books for Teens," and "100 Best Books for Children." We are delighted to also feature author/illustrator David Slonim, and authors April Pulley Sayre, Kay Cassidy and Candace Fleming.
Nick Glass, founder of Teachingbooks.net will also be a part of our day. Through the generosity of the Indiana State Library, Mr. Glass will be sharing information about his marvelous database that is now available through INSPIRE. If you have not yet explored the vast resources available on Teachingbooks.net, you will be amazed and thrilled to learn more about this tool.
Please share information about AISLE’s Love of Literature workshop with your friends and colleagues. It promises to be a great opportunity to learn about research, the writing process and more. Please visit the Conference homepage for information and registration.
The Indiana State Library is hosting the first annual Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit on June 7 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. The event is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT) and will be headlined by renowned library broadband expert, Professor Charles McClure (Florida State University). McClure has conducted research on a range of library planning, evaluation, and management topics.
Some of the topics to be covered at the Broadband Summit include:
The Broadband Summit is free and open to public library directors, library information technology specialists, and other leaders in the statewide library community. Registration for the Summit is available online. The event will be eligible for LEUs with the amount and type to be determined.
State of America's Libraries Report Released
There’s no end to libraries’ key role in helping hard-pressed Americans find
employment or launch a bootstraps venture. These and other key trends in the
library community are detailed in this report on the State of America’s
Libraries, 2011. The trends are documented in a nationwide poll commissioned
by the American Library Association (ALA) as part of a Harris Interactive
telephone omnibus study conducted in January with a cross-section of 1,012
ALA's Preservation Week
Evergreen Indiana Annual Meeting & Conference
Evergreen Indiana Reports/Admin Training
Evergreen Indiana Introduction Cataloguing
Advanced Cataloguing for Evergreen Indiana
Geek Indiana Libraries Workshop
Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit
AISLE Survive Conference
Geek the Library is coming to Indiana. Learn more...
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